I Saw It!
Thanks to my myriad of guide books, and my obsessive Japlanning, I realized on my Shinkansen train ride up from Osaka to Tokyo that there was a good chance of being able to see Japan's most famous peak as the train whizzed past.
Between the stops of Shizuoka and Yokohama sits Mt. Fuji, just waiting, and sometimes hiding.
On the ride up to Tokyo Fuji eluded me and hid under a thick blanket of clouds. I understand, we all have days where we don't want to get out of bed. I don't judge.
Thankfully on my way from Tokyo down to Kyoto, I got to see it. Seriously when I saw it across the aisle from my seat I gasped. It was stunning and sparkling in the sun with a little streak of snow and these huge white clouds framing it. I couldn't have asked for a better sight. I rushed to the area between the cars to try to snap a picture of it, but we kept going through tunnels and I though I lost it. I saw it again and I tried a second time, just as unsuccessful as the first.
Thankfully the third time, I had a down right leisurely gander at it.
I was so thrilled I got to see it, it truly is stunning. I even met a guy who climbed it on his first trip to Japan.
I totally recommend you keep an eye out if you're ever nearby.
From Busan with Mt. Fuji Love,
From Roam with Love